Category: Breath of the Wild

Shortly after Breath of the Wild 2’s unveiling at E3 2019, Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma expressed his desire to “revisit that Hyrule again and use that world again.” Now, to be fair, we don’t know the extent to which this will be the case. For all we know, the game could take place in Hyrule for the first two hours, only to whisk us away to a brand new locale for the rest of the adventure. Based on Aonuma’s…

Breath of the Wild introduced us to a beautiful open world, but it also introduced us to the illustrious dragons that travel the vast region of Hyrule. The dragons — Farosh, Dinraal, and Naydra are primordial beings, each associated with an ancient spring. Farosh – courage, Dinrall – power, and Naydra – wisdom. These dragons are thought to serve the goddesses. I find it so hard to choose a personal favorite, because I love all three dragons for different reasons….

Though it had only been a matter of seconds, it felt like an eternity. Realizing that his horse was lost, Link entered into a frenzy of rage, attacking Guardians and Stalnox with his Ancient Arrows, which he saved for situations like this. As soon as he had slain the monsters, Link took to his Sheikah Slate and entered the coordinates of the Highland Stable. Then he wasted no time in rushing toward his goal. Climbing over the adjacent mountain and…

There’s a common thread that bonds many of the Zelda games together in some way. No, I’m not talking about the Triforce or the Curse of Demise, but instead the power of music, the way that a few simple notes from an ocarina can impact the lives of those who listen to it (or play it on their controller to get a bit meta with it). A powerful new video from YouTuber RwanLink gives us a look at what that…

At times, it can seem like people who play video games can be stigmatized with having poor mental health . There have been a lot of scare stories about gamer deaths due to playing non stop for days, and claims that they incite violent behavior. As someone who has played games for over twenty nine years, it frustrates me when the papers jump on this angle and forget about the benefits of gaming, which is why I feel compelled to…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

You heard that right. Zelda tribute band Master Sword have been working hard on their new album — The Final Door. They launched a Kickstarter campaign back in November to help pay for the costs associated with making a professional album. Matt Farkas, the band’s keyboardist, explains that: “Like all the money we earn, nothing goes into our own pockets, but rather straight back into the band to make the next album, t-shirt line, music video or live show even…

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Gameplay for a new RPG titled Genshin Impact  — described as an anime version of the critically acclaimed Breath of the Wild — was debuted at the China Joy gaming expo this past weekend. The game, which is being developed by Mihoyo and was announced for the Playstation 4 at E3, is now being called out for allegedly copying major elements of Nintendo’s latest Zelda release.     Fans were quick to…

One of the things I’ve always loved the most about the Zelda franchise is the soundtrack they put into the games. Some of the most memorable songs for me was “Midna’s Lament” from Twilight Princess, and “Ancient Hero” from The Wind Waker. To be honest, I could have listened to those songs for hours on end. They evoked different kinds of emotion, and they helped put you into the right mood that each story was trying to express. When I…

One of the most anticipated Nintendo games of the year is Intelligent Systems’s Fire Emblem: Three Houses. This impressive strategy game is set on a continent ruled by three powerful factions. While the player must ultimately choose which faction to fight with, the game allows the player to meet the diverse sets of individuals from each house. This allows the player to learn more about the complex relationships between individuals and kingdoms, and potentially forces the player to make difficult…